Sweden’s ceremonial ambassador to Nigeria, Mercy Chrimon, has called on the federal government to invest in the education of girls and children, especially in the field of digital literacy.
Chrimon, a 15-year-old primary sex from the OakBridge Foundation, called during a hybrid forum (online and physical) at the Swedish embassy in Abuja.
During the event in memory of International Girls’ Day 2021 with the theme “Digital generation, our generation”, she took ceremonial duties as an ambassador for the mission for a day at the Swedish mission office.
The program was organized by an international human rights organization, Plan International Nigeria and the Swedish Embassy, in collaboration with the TecHer Foundation before 11 October.
The UN declared 11 October 2012 as International Girls’ Day 2012 to highlight the challenges that girls face and how to deal with them.
Chrimon said: “Digital literacy will help us improve our ability to write, read, listen and speak. Via the internet we can learn, get in touch with other girls around the world, express our thoughts and talents, have fun and discover new things. ”
Earlier, Sweden’s ambassador to Nigeria, Micheal Grans said that digital literacy and access were still major challenges for girls and added that the gap between men and women in technology was large.
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